Small and short - not even a real street and equipped with a pretty practical name, that's the "Alte Gasse". It's a fast one, too. In the city centre it connects the roundabout at Klaus-Mann-Platz with the busy Bleichstraße. Who pays attention to this small section, which finally flows into Peterstraße at the Wallanlagen at the level of the Escheinheimer Anlage? Who knows her?
She wasn't always that little noticed. In the past, for example, the cattle market was moved from the Rossmarkt to the Alte Gasse in 1822.
The small, fine street between Bleichstraße and Schäfergasse
But back to the question which street is the most exciting here in Germany? Clear, Brückenstraße, Berger, Wallstraße, Oeder Weg, these are certainly sections that many would spontaneously think of if asked. Until recently I probably would have answered similarly.
But today I want to share with you what can be discovered in the Alte Gasse, because the little street is worth a detour.
Why? Because a piece of Frankfurt with its very typical character can be discovered there.
1. As always, it's a mixture of new, hip shops, international restaurants, cool shops, galleries and local pubs. <x>>BR</x> In fact, there is a wide variety to be found in the alley, a decorator, kiosk, furniture shop, nail studio, the hip Krimsladen with café Tia Emma, various restaurants and snack bars.
2. The architectural gems. The "Eldorado" cinema is located directly at the roundabout at Klaus Mann Platz, with its curved front reminiscent of Art Deco
The Alte Gasse itself may be short, but a side arm gives the left hand a line of sight on the St. Petersburg. Peterkirche free.
Directly opposite you will find the riot box. The house dates back to the 16th century. The bar is described as rustic, its bartenders praised by visitors to the sky. The Krawallschachtel itself advertises itself with the slogan to be the most cosy pub in Frankfurt since 1562 (!)!
That's an announcement ;-)
About architecture: Simple residential buildings mix with classical and medieval treasures, as so often in our city. The special thing here is that the different styles couldn't be closer to each other, creating an exciting mix and atmosphere.
3. The Food Trends. The Korean cuisine can be found there as well as the "beet root" which lures with healthy and modern cuisine.
Or do you just want to have a coffee in the green? Your grandma's visiting? Then just sit down with her in the velvet armchair at the water house in the ramparts. There the kiosk "Fein" opened its doors from 12 noon. A playground for children is also nearby!
Apropos children! For the new generation, great toys can be discovered at "Tia Emma", as insiders have known for a long time!
Just like the "Revier4" on Peterstraße for fashion-conscious ladies and gentlemen is the absolute number one in the city with its range of extraordinary looks, which are not available everywhere.
Our alley is supposed to become more beautiful
Just this summer a local initiative has met with representatives of the city to upgrade the Alte Gasse as reported by the review: Tempo 30, would be worthwhile to look left and right at a leisurely pace into the pretty little shops like the Eine Welt Laden!
If it goes according to the wishes of the residents, then more trees should grow in the Alte Gasse.
The Alte Gasse was of course the scene of the AIDS Hilfe summer festival again in 2019, as it has been known for many years as a gay nightclub. But that's not all, the short lane also has African flair. Which, of course, is not least due to the restaurant there. And at the shop "Africa", where fashion-conscious people find very cool batik fashion and scarves.
Then we are already out of the small street, where there is a shop in every house. The owner-managed shops give the Alte Gasse its unique, lovable charm. It may be smaller than the Berger, but the short section does not have to hide on the edge of the city centre.
Short and good: The Alte Gasse is ideal for showing your visitors another side of Frankfurt when you march through the city with them. Or, if you just want to stroll around again and discover something new.
Which street is the most exciting for you in Frankfurt?
beet root, Alte Gasse 27, 60313 Frankfurt, daily 11 - 18 o'clock, Sun closed.
Tia Emma, Alte Gasse Alte Gasse 4, Mo-Fr 10-19, Sa 10-16 Clock,
Perlenmarkt, Alte Gasse 14-16, Mon-Fri 11-20, Sat 11-18 hrs
AFRIKA, Peterstraße 2, 60313 Frankfurt
Revier 4, Peterstraße 4, 60313 Frankfurt, Do, Fr, Mo, Di, Mi 11 - 20 Uhr, Sa 10 - 7 Uhr, Sun closed,
Krawallschachtel, Alte Gasse 24, 60313 Frankfurt, Do, Fr, Di, Mi 19 - 6 Uhr, Sa 17 - 6 Uhr, Su, Mo 19 - 1 Uhr